Compare Mitsubishi Eclipse vs. Dodge Challenger vs. Ford Mustang

Compare the Mitsubishi Eclipse against the Dodge Challenger and Ford Mustang. Use this tool to compare rankings and see how the Eclipse, Challenger and Mustang stack up against each other in terms of performance, features, safety prices and more. Then use our Best Price Program by selecting the trims you are interested in to see local prices and get a great deal on a new Eclipse, Challenger and Mustang. If you are interested in used cars you can also search used listings in your area.

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2009 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2009 Dodge Challenger 2009 Ford Mustang
2009 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2009 Dodge Challenger 2009 Ford Mustang
3dr Cpe Man GS
  • 3dr Cpe Man GS
  • 3dr Cpe Auto GS
  • 3dr Cpe Man GT
  • 3dr Cpe Auto GT
  • 2dr Spyder Man GS
  • 2dr Spyder Auto GS
  • 2dr Spyder Man GT
  • 2dr Spyder Auto GT
2dr Cpe SE
  • 2dr Cpe SE
  • 2dr Cpe R/T
2dr Cpe
  • 2dr Cpe
  • 2dr Cpe Premium
  • 2dr Conv
  • 2dr Cpe GT
  • 2dr Conv Premium
  • 2dr Cpe GT Premium
  • 2dr Conv GT
  • 2dr Conv GT Premium


MSRP $20,249 $22,220 $20,430
Invoice $19,149 $20,890 $18,877
Avg. Paid $9,180 $15,867 $10,705

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.9 7.8 9.1
Critics' Rating 7.6 9.0 8.8
Performance 7.6 8.6 8.3
Interior 7.4 7.7 7.4
Cost to Own 9.1 8.5 9.1
Safety 9.7 9.4 9.7
Reliability 3.0 2.0 5.0

Pros & Cons

  • Good fuel economy for the class
  • Large cargo hold
  • Strong available HEMI V8s
  • High safety score
  • Roomy, comfortable seats
  • High safety score for the class
  • Three roof choices
  • Precise steering
  • Poor rear visibility
  • Lower than average reliability rating
  • Boring interior styling
  • A lot of hard plastic in interior

General Specs

Transmission Manual Automatic Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 2.4L/145 Gas V6 3.5L/214 Gas V6 4.0L/244
MPG 20 City / 28 Hwy 17 City / 25 Hwy 17 City / 26 Hwy



Body Style 3 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe


Wheelbase(in) 101.4 116.0 107.1
Length, Overall (in) 180.4 197.7 187.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.2 75.7 73.9
Height, Overall (in) 53.5 57.1 55.4

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional Optional
Sunroof Wind Deflector Optional
Rear Spoiler Standard Optional Optional


Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3263 3623 3336

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Front Performance Standard
Tires - Front Touring Optional
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard
Tires - Rear Touring Optional
Compact Spare Tire Standard Optional Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional Optional


Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Optional Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Optional
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Rear Floor Mats Optional Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Optional
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Optional Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Optional
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard


Passenger Capacity 4 5 4
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 81.6 91.5 84.7
Front Head Room (in) 38.5 39.3 38.6
Front Leg Room (in) 42.8 42.0 42.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.2 58.2 55.4
Front Hip Room (in) 53.7 54.6 53.6
Second Head Room (in) 34.6 37.4 34.7
Second Leg Room (in) 29.2 32.6 30.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 51.2 53.9 53.4
Second Hip Room (in) 44.4 48.6 46.8
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 15.7 16.2 13.1


AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Optional Standard
CD Changer Optional Optional
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional Optional
Premium Sound System Optional Optional
Hard Disk Drive Optional

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Optional


Cloth Seats Standard Standard Optional
Leather Seats Optional
Heated Driver Seat Optional
Heated Passenger Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard



Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard


4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Optional
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Optional Optional
Traction Control Standard Optional
Emergency Trunk Release Standard


Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
High Output Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V6 Gas V6
Displacement 2.4L/145 3.5L/214 4.0L/244
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 162 @ 6000 250 @ 6400 210 @ 5300
Torque (Net @ RPM) 162 @ 4000 250 @ 3800 240 @ 3500
Transmission Manual w/OD Automatic Manual
Turning diameter 40 38.9 33.4


Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 17 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 25 26
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.7 18.5 16.0


Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent Independent MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Independent 3-Link/Panhard Rod
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs SLA w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs five-link w/Coil Springs


Automatic Standard Optional
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard
4-Speed Automatic Optional
5-Speed Automatic Standard Optional
Manual Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard Standard

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.